Pro Football Notebook – Friday July 25th, 2014
1st full day on field…1st round pick Jason Verrett impressive in press coverage and in his drops…Stevie Williams-CB-coming off injured year-worked inside-outside-looked solid…Dwight Freeney full workouts running as pass rush specialist…Brandon Flowers works with 1st defensive unit at CB….Mike Harris-OT-returns full workouts after last year’s injuries…Interesting battle CFL-LB-Corrado Law-vs-Tom Keiser in battling for backup LB-job and special teams play..TE-Antonio Gates returned to team following death of his sister in Detroit…OG-Jeromey Clary works with trainers on side field-not part of team workouts….OG-Johnnie Troutman comes off field with hamstring cramp-came back to practice..
Tyrann Mathieu-S-put on PUP list-not fully recovered from 2-torn knee ligament surgery.
Aaron Ross-CB-Torn Achilles in 1st running workout-gone for year..NFL-Suspendes-Ray Rice-RB-2G-for domestic abuse of fiancée-will lost 722,000-in game checks…Caught on video knocking her out and dragging her by hair out of elevator.
Coach Doug Marrone-troubled DT-Marcel Dareus-must earn trust of organization after multiple arrests….QB-EJManuel-WRs-Sammy Watkins-Robert Woods-impressive in workouts.
Sign-FA-OC-Fernando Velasco-Steelers…FA-Kevin Matthews-C-Titans…Jon Stewart-RB-out-Ankle-Hamstring issues.
Mark Trestman-Coach-Bears ready to have break through season.
Cincinnati-Sign-FA-LaKendric Ross-DT-Lynchberg (6’4-350)-went undrafted supplemental draft..Bengals put 12-players on PUP-list-including QB-AJ McCarron-shoulder.
NFL orders trouobled WR-Josh Gordon-to hearing about possible 1Y-suspension-August 1st.
Owner Jerry Jones blocks return QB-Kyle Orton-did not attend offseason workouts-Spent his 3M-salary on other players-now free agent…Place-LB-Anthony Spencer on PUP list-trying to recover from knee surgeries…
President-GM-John Elway-“Things will never be the same with owner Pat Bowlen leaving franchise-Alzheimers”.
Detroit-PUP-Golden Tate-WR-shoulder…Ziggie Ansah-DE-bicep.
Former 1st round pick Justin Blackmon-WR-facing 1-year suspension-arrested again-Oklahoma-possession marijuana…Lost WR-Ace Sanders to drug suspension earlier in week.
Sign-RB-Jamal Charles to (2Y-18M) extension…Injuries-CB-Phil Gaines-David VanDyke-hamstrings-lst day workouts.
President Tom Garfinkel-teams needs immediate improvement (66-94) last decade in NFL
Mike Zimmer-fiery opening night speech to team-Seems like “ready made head coach”
TE-Rob Gronkowski-full running-cutting drills coming off knee surgery-no setbacks.
Open training camp at Greenbrier Resort-West Virginia.
GM-Jerry Reese-rebuilding team-“We have set the bar hight”
RB-Chris Johnson-flying in 1st workout-speed drills.
Coach Denis Allen says Fresno State rookie QB-Derek Carr will be given opportunity to challenge Matt Schaub for starter job.
NFL-Suspends Lance Johnson-OG-4G-use of PEDs-last year’s 1st round pick.
Pittsburgh-96-degree heat index greet Steelers players at Latrobe
Johnny Troutman-OG-goes down with hamstring injury-1st day..Jason Verrett-CB-coming off shoulder surgery-1st full workout..CB-Brandon Flowers-ex Chief-works as starting DB.
LB-Aldon Smith-ordered to NFL hearing-August 1st-over his 3-arrests-may face suspension.
DaQuan Bowers-DE-disappointment 1st round pick-told “time reach your potential”-
Traffic jam at RB-Dexter McCluster-Shon Greene-Leon Washington-rookie Bishop Sankey.
QB-RG3-struggles badly in rain-and new playbook of Coach Jay Gruden.